Historically, June has been Archaeology Month throughout Saskatchewan. Both the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society and its chapters and other provincial organizations present a variety of archaeologically-themed events and activities designed to involve as many people as possible in learning about our fascinating heritage.
Several of our nine regional chapters host special events during June to celebrate Archaeology Month. See our May newsletter or below for more information.
Mark Docherty, Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport, has proclaimed June as “Archaeology Month” in 2016!
June 8-11: Herschel Survey & Mapping Project
June 22-25: Farr Site Community Archaeological Project
June 26: Claybank Days
Mark Docherty, Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport, proclaimed June as “Archaeology Month” in 2015! We partnered with Pangman, Ogema and Bengough Schools to bring students out to excavate at the Farr Site near Ogema in June.
Kevin Doherty, Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport, proclaimed June as “Archaeology Month“. Check out the events below!
June 7, 2014: World Wide Flash Mob (WWFM) XI: ArchaeoMob – Do you like geocaching and flashmobs? Geocachers joined us at the Archaeology Centre (#1-1730 Quebec Avenue) between 11:00 and 11:15am for the World Wide Flash Mob (WWFM) XI Geocache Event! Some came dressed as their favourite archaeologist, signed the logbook, tok a picture, won some prizes and then disappeared all within 15 minutes!
June 21st, 2014: We celebrated National Aboriginal Day with the SAS at Wanuskewin Heritage Park. Staff was there with our ArchaeoCaravan on Saturday.
Kevin Doherty, Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport, has proclaimed June as Archaeology Month. To celebrate, here are some activities happening around the province.
June 21: Royal Saskatchewan Museum – the RSM and the Regina Archaeological Society hosted some archaeological activities at the museum.
June 21-23: Potash Corp Wanuskewin Days Cultural Celebrations and Powwow – Wanuskewin Heritage Park.
The SAS staff was in attendance with activities and displays on June 21.
June 22: The Southwest Saskatchewan Archaeological Society revisited the “war holes” near Swift Current.
June 23: The Eagle Creek Historical Society will be toured the Leipzig Serenity Retreat, a former convent (about 40 minutes west of Biggar).
June 26: “Ted’s Things and Tipi Rings” – Film presentation about one of our long-time members, Ted Douglas, who has observed many of the features in the Cabri Lake area of the province. The documentary was created by Kim Soo Goodtrack, an author/artist/retired teacher originally from Moose Jaw. Kim shares, “As a Lakota woman I wanted to HONOUR Ted Douglas’ guardianship to the Cabri Lake Tipi Rings, Medicine Wheels and Human Effigy… In the video I share Ted’s family history and his connection to the site. Ted’s sincerity and charm shines through! … Too often a person’s worth is forgotten. I truly believe Ted bridges our cultural difference and I think we should value his efforts. I sure hope you can come out and enjoy this video with us!”
Following the film, Dr. Chris and Laura Foley and Dr. Margaret Kennedy presented their research on the Cabri Lake Project.
June 27: Special tour of the Cabri Lake Project area by Dr. Chris and Laura Foley and Dr. Margaret Kennedy was held.